Dodgers News: Trevor Bauer would like to play for Los Angeles

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Recent Dodgers news is that pitcher Trevor Bauer is looking forward to playing with the team one day.

With the MLB season looking very uncertain right now, recent Dodgers news has been about one of the better pitchers in the league recently talking about wanting to play for the franchise.

Over the past few years, the Dodgers have become one of the most consistent franchises in the majors. With a great mix of veterans and young talent, the Dodgers have been a contender for the World Series for the last few years.

Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they haven’t been able to get over the hump and win one of those series. Even though the Dodgers may have come up short in some big moments, they are still one of the best teams in the league heading into the 2020 season.

Recently, Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds spoke on YouTube about his desire to play for the Dodgers one day. Here’s what he said with text via Dodgers Nation.

"I look forward to playing for the Dodgers one day. I grew up out in Valencia, so I’d love to come home."

Bauer wanting to play for the Dodgers is certainly a nice option for the Dodgers to potentially have next offseason. Last season, Bauer was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds is a pretty surprising move.

The move by the Reds was to try and compete in 2020, as they weren’t a contender last season. Bauer is a pitcher with a ton of talent, but a tad inconsistent. In 2018, Bauer totaled a 2.21 ERA, but he has a career ERA just over 4.00.

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Bauer does have some postseason experience with the Indians, as his ERA is slightly under 4.00 in the playoffs. Obviously when it comes to signing a free agent, price is everything. Depending on what happens with the season in 2020, players might be willing to sign one-year prove-it deals with the hope of getting more money on their next deal when things settle and fans are allowed back in the stadium.